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gamble

verb alea ludere, bet, chance, lay a wager, lay money on, play for money, play for stakes, practice gaming, risk, speculate, stake, take a chance, try one's luck, wager
Associated concepts: bookmaking, gambling apparatus, gambling device, gambling houses
See also: bet, chance, fund, hazard, invest, lottery, parlay, possibility, risk, speculate, speculation, venture
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Holding: The court held that the taxpayer was not a professional gambler after it concluded that eight factors weighed against Bonaparte and one factor (the expectation the activity's assets will appreciate) was neutral.
The gambler again escapes to the bet to avoid the increased pain, spousal disconnect and financial stress, only to end up cycling further into debt and desperation.
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Online gamblers could risk losing more than their stake if they use a credit card to fund their flutters.
She said: "Individuals don't wake up and say: 'I'm going to be a compulsive gambler when I grow up.
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Prime-time shows once portrayed gamblers and casino operators as shady characters, but on NBC's Las Vegas Big Ed Deline (James Caan) and his crew of friendly hosts and hostesses are sweet, hardworking folks eager to provide their guests with an enjoyable and safe holiday.
INTERNET casino bosses are targeting gamblers anonymous websites to lure ex-addicts back to the table.
Bernie's luck is so bad that it infects others; his job at the dark, old-school Shangri-La Casino is just to hang around gamblers on a hot streak and, by sheer force of aura, arctic them out.
According to an article in The Outlook, "The more the facts become known as regards bribery and game-selling in baseball, the more evident it is that that professional gambler is at the root of the evil.
For Addiction, with every one point increase in score (out of 32), there was a 17% increase in odds of being classified as a problem gambler.